roller coaster tycoon

I’m what you would call a ’90’s’ kid. I grew up during the decade, watching cartoons like Doug and Rugrats and playing video games like Sim City. And over the years, I’ve seen a lot of these video games get remade for,or ported to, iOS—except for my favorite one: RollerCoaster Tycoon.

Well I’m happy to announce that this is going to change soon. Atari has confirmed via the original game’s landing page that it is working on a mobile version of RollerCoaster Tycoon, and it will be coming to the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch shortly. Oh and don’t worry, we have a trailer…

And here’s the accompanying text (via Cult of Mac):

Based on the beloved RollerCoaster Tycoon® franchise, RollerCoaster Tycoon® 4 Mobile™ is coming soon to your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch!

Create and share the coolest amusement park of your dreams and construct incredible roller coasters to keep your visitors excited. Build the best park, unlock new materials, and exchange roller coaster blueprints with friends to become the ultimate RollerCoaster Tycoon®!

For those unfamiliar with the original title, RollerCoaster Tycoon was a construction and management simulation game that simulated amusement park management. The goal was to build custom roller coasters and other attractions in an effort to make your park as profitable as possible.

As for the mobile version, we don’t know much about the game other than that it will feature 20 pre-designed roller coasters and other rides and a new touch-based UI for building your own. You’ll also be able to invite friends to your park and share your custom coaster builds with others.

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The mobile game is set for an ‘early spring launch,’ but we have yet to hear anything about pricing. To be honest, we’re crossing our fingers that it’ll come in between $5 and $10 so Atari doesn’t have to pollute it with in-app purchases. There’s also supposedly a new desktop game in the works.

So, who’s excited for RCT mobile?

  • on3simpleclick

    Played the crap out of this game as a kid (:

  • Willie

    Best. Game. Ever!!!

  • windy1234

    The demo picture shows both 10737 gold and 11 cash. Looks like it is a freemium game

    • wadjj

      not only that, there is coin sign on facility, which usually means you have to tap the building to get the money, like in those freemium games and unlike the original game. It is absolutely ruined. Oh well I would have paid 20 dollars in a heartbeat for a premium remake.

    • Sean Clark

      You can even see they have plus signs next to the dollar amounts for impulse purchases.

  • ConduciveMammal

    Aw hell yeah! This game was the s**t! I wonder if it’ll still allow you to go into first-person to ride the roller coasters yourself.

  • Chris Barnett

    It was supposed to come out in like Q3 of 2013 😛

  • Tony Trenkle Jr.

    Yeah most likely freemium, but hey I’m still getting it!

  • on3simpleclick

    198 likes 6,284 dislikes on that video. hahaha

  • Joseph

    This game is designed like Farmville for the mobile version. In other words, it’s going to be akin to a ton of freemium games that are already on the App Store, except for the fact that it features rollercoasters. Whoopee.

    Atari screwed up on this one.

  • Ishaan Malhotra

    John rockefeller

  • Lance Baker

    Roller Coaster Tycoon 2 is perhaps my favorite game ever. They need to re-release it for the Mac.

  • jack

    The PC version had a atractions’ quantity limit that ruined the game. I hope they woke up and removed this intentional limitation.

  • Leonard Wong

    Does seem like a great game but the price is probably not at all.

  • illK†Δ

    Yes!! Hopefully it doesn’t have a long tutorial like most of the simulator games have.